Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Embellished Peyton

My final version of Peyton was the most involved one because I just could not leave it alone.  I picked the black/white cotton pique fabric for the last version...


The first embellishment I planned was the white piping that I put at the neckline and armholes.



Then I realized when the dress was just a shell that it needed something down the front of it.  That's when I dug around and found this black and white ribbon for the front.  Now the ribbon was a little wider than I wanted but I folded and pressed it flat then stitched it down to the front of the dress.



Finally the ribbon tie was added because truthfully my piping at the v-neckline was woefully inadequate.  Don't know what I did but I couldn't stand the thought of removing all of that piping and redoing it.  Camouflaging it just seemed like a better way to go...and this short piece of ribbon was in the stash.  A piece that I found while digging around looking for the original black & white ribbon.

This dress was underlined with white rayon bemberg lining because I've found that cottons slide better with something silky next to them.  A few stats:

Fabric ~
Black & White cotton pique 

Notions ~
22" black invisible zipper
White piping
1" wide Black & White striped ribbon
1/2" wide black & white striped ribbon
Linen bias binding
White rayon seam binding

It was a pretty involved sew and took quite a bit longer than the first two.  It also involves a lot of hand stitching...first on the bias binding that I used at the neckline and the armholes.  Second at the slit in the dress front and finally on the hem.  The best thing about the interlining is that all of the hand stitches were stitched into the interlining and not the fashion fabric.

A few more pics...


Worn with the ivory B6002 jacket



I've cut out the purple ponte cardigan but it will have to wait to be sewn because I've moved onto my version of the Lace Dress.  Since I'm pretty far into the construction process, it will probably be next...or maybe not...the purple cardigan may yet show up...


A parting shot of all three Peyton dresses...




...as always more later!






36 comments:

  1. I love this Peyton! That ribbon trim is genius. Where did you get the pique? (sorry if you already told us)

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  2. Peyton is a beautiful collection. I would have covered up the piping too with something and your trim was the perfect solution.

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  3. I love this dress. At first I thought the ribbon down the front was an exposed zipper( that's an idea). Really did a great job on this dress. Love them all.

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  4. You are very creative. You make me want to pull out my stash and start cutting up my patterns to make it my own. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and designs!

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  5. I love the spot dress best of all - very fresh and summery, and the ribbon is a stroke of genius!

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  6. Love the added embelishment. I love the stripes with the polka dots and the piping gives the eye a resting place. Lovely! g

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  7. It's gorgeous. I love dots and they've been on my mind today after seeing Sew Tawdry's spot blouse. There is something so lovely and cool and summer about this dress. The ribbon and bow really make it!

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  8. All three dresses are flattering, and all looks so different! The simple line up the middle is chic and a little slimming I think. I am going to remember this touch in case, I can use it myself in the future:-)

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  9. well until you told us, we never knew that you had a problem, so a perfect fix - lovely collection

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  10. All your dresses turned out great and yet all different to each other. I have been dithering about what to make next and having seen your posts I think I should just pull out a TNT and get creative.

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  11. The ribbon is perfect, it took your dress up a notch from plain to special.

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  12. I guess I am a lurker since I have followed you for several years and never commented, but I just feel compelled to let you know how great it is to read your blog. Not only is it clear how much sewing means to your creative spirit, but it is also evident that you are a woman who knows her own worth (a great deal, I might add) despite the constant message by society that confuses the bodies of photo-shopped celebrities as "normal." More power to you.

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  13. Nicely done! I do like the front and center embellishment.

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  14. Really cute! I love the striped ribbon!

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  15. I like all three versions. But the floral linen is my favorite.

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  16. I, too, saw the thumbnail photo and thought you'd put in an exposed zipper! Either way, it looks great. Once again, you are an inspiration to us all! Thanks for taking the time to share as much as you do.

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  17. I also thought it was a zipper at first! That ribbon was a great idea. It just makes the whole dress pop.

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  18. Carolyn, I love all three of your dresses but the black and white, you took to another level. Great job as ususal!

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  19. Beautiful dress. I thought of you a lot last week at the workshop with Marcy and Diane. As Queen of the T & T, you'd have been off like magic with all that inspiration.

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  20. Very pretty! I do love all the versions!

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  21. This dress with the down the front detail really takes off a pound or two. It looks really great. Think I'll try it on one of my boring straight dresses.

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  22. I love the stripes and polka dots!!! Peyton is a hit!!

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  23. I love this black and white Peyton. I'd say it's my favorite of the three.

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  24. I love your peyton dresses ..so pretty.. The black/white polka dot is really pretty with the ribbon down the front.. Love the white cardigan with it.. Happy sewing.

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  25. Love the dotted fabric, the piping and the ribbon embellishment. I love reading of the construction details. Beautiful Peyton dresses!

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  26. Fabulous job! I love the trim on this one!!

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  27. Love, love, love all three dresses. I really should take a hint from you and get creative on one pattern. Such completely different looks with one basic style. Why do I always try to "reinvent the wheel" with every project?

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  28. Beautiful Peyton dresses, Carolyn! The piping on #3 is especially attractive and the pink color of #2 is lovely. You are fast!..... and accurate!

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  29. Great embelishment and really like the stripes, polka dots and piping.

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  30. Very very flattering dresses. I love the black/white with the ribbon trim. I also thought at first it was an exposed zipper, which would also be attractive.

    Well done as always.

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  31. I love this version. The ribbon is such a lovely touch!!! You look so pretty:)

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  32. Can't go wrong with polka dots in black and white! Piping and ribbon are great details.

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  33. I love the ribbon trim, it is so simple but i think the dress could look quite plain without it. I love your pink version too, the colour is very elegant.

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  34. Oh my goodness! It's my favorite version! It's so fresh!

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  35. I love it. Right down to the smallest detail.

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  36. Beautiful dresses Carolyn!! The special design changes on this one are outstanding! Great work!

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